Japanese Columbo, RIP

24 Sep

石田太郎 (Taro Ishida), a Japanese actor who also did voice dubbing for many Japanese releases of Hollywood movies.  He was the “voice” of Gene Hackman in most of Hackman’s movies in Japan.  He was also the Japanese voice of the late Peter Falk’s TV detective character “Columbo“.


Mr. Ishida died this past weekend.


Taro Ishida, 1944 Mar 16 – 2013 Sept 21, R.I.P.

2 Responses to “Japanese Columbo, RIP”

  1. hollywoodsam September 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Hiroshi Yamauchi the grandson of the founder of Nintendo died recently as well as Toyoda-san and Ishida-san.


    • tokyo5 September 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Yes, that’s right. I wrote about the recent passing of both Mr. Toyoda and Mr. Ishida … but it’s seems I had forgotten about the grandson of the founder of Nintendo’s recent death.

      Rest in peace.


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